Van der Poel returns to training following flare-up of back injury

ZOLDER BELGIUM DECEMBER 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix competes during 17th Superprestige HeusdenZolder 2021 Mens Elite SuperprestigeCX SPHeusdenZolder on December 27 2021 in Zolder Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Van der Poel in action in Heusden-Zolder last week (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van der Poel has returned to training following a flare-up of his back problem during the Heusden-Zolder Superprestige round last Monday.

The Dutchman pulled out of the cyclo-cross race, his second of the season after the Boxing Day World Cup round in Dendermonde, after a recurrence of the back pain that has dogged him since May.

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